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Michael Taylor 15th Jan 2010 - 18:12

The greyhound season kick into gear with the William Hill Springbok

Here at William Hill we're proud to put our name behind some of the very top greyhound events this country has to offer and one such event starts this week, the William Hill Springbok.

Our very own Andrew Ogden is happy to share his thoughts and opinions on the first heat highlights from this prestigious event...

William Hill is proud to announce that one of the many major greyhound races that it sponsors gets underway this week. Not only is the William Hill Springbok an exciting, established race, for novice hurdlers, it's often a very good indicator for future success whilst carrying a substantial prize of £3,000 for the winning trainer.

This 460m hurdles race offers excitement for both the avid and the novice dog follow as no dog can enter that has won a hurdles race prior to the start of the year.

This alone gives the punter with a good eye, or good luck, the chance to pick up some excellent value prior to the start of the heats at 8pm on the 16th. All prices quoted are Ante-post and will differ from the actual race prices on the night.

The first race of the night is the star race and pits two of the frontrunners of the Antepost market against each other, Bockos Bullet (5/1) and Romeo in Miami (10/1).

Bockos Bullet leads the market due to a personal best of 27.73 over 460m. However, in a recent trial race for this event, Romeo in Miami was a surprise 12/1 winner over 3rd place Bockos Bullet.

I'd still recommend Bockos Bullet over Romeo in Miami as in the race previously mentioned it was bumped on both the first and last corners and its quality will out.

The only other runner in this race that mcould upset the favourites should be I Went Whoosshh (14/1) but he will need to get away quick not only to run the type of race it prefers but also to avoid a potentially troublesome first corner as it has to start the race in Trap 5.

Provided all three dogs run the race they prefer then I believe they'll be the first three home; however the safe bet would be a combination tricast or forecast.

Whatever takes your fancy for this event, or for the nights racing, we remind you that not only do we offer great prices in this event, up until 17:30 on the 16th we're offering 4 places paid at a quarter of the odds.



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